John Byun

John Byun received his Bachelors of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of California, Irvine and his Masters in Choral Conducting from California State University, Long Beach. He is the director of Choral and Vocal Activities at Riverside City College, where he directs the Chamber Singers and the Vocal Jazz Ensemble. Mr. Byun is also the artistic director of the Temecula Valley Master Chorale. He has been the guest conductor for several district honor choirs, the SCVA Men’s Honor Choir, the Central California Women’s Honor Choir, Texas Honor Choir Region 9, the Clark County, NV Honor Choir, the North Carolina All State Honor Choir, and the Mississippi Choral Conference. The RCC Chamber Singers have performed at the ACDA (American Choral Directors Association) Western Divisional Conference in Tucson and Santa Barbara, the National Conference in Chicago and will perform in Minnesota this year. They have also performed at the NCCO (National Collegiate Choral Organization) National Conference in Colorado and Oregon. The Chamber Singers have competed nationally and internationally taking first place at the California International Choral Competition, The Eisteddfod Choral Competition in Wales, at the Yeosu International Choral Competition in Korea and at the Choral Competition in Spittal, Austria. They often have opportunities to perform with special guest artists such as Don Shelton (member of the Hi-Lo’s), Grammy Award Winner Jon Secada, the TED Talks with Eric Whitacre, and as chorus for the Star Wars in Concert. Mr. Byun maintains his John Byun Choral Series with Pavane Publishing, O vos omnes and Sitivit anima mea by Richard Burchard, O Nata Lux, Born of Light by Kevin Memley, and Witness and Get Away Jordan by Stacey Gibbs and Saeya Saeya by Young Ah Kim. He resides in Temecula, CA with his wife Mary and children Mikail and Jade.

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